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Summit High: Late goals lead to 12-10 lax loss

BRYCE EVANS
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Summit County, Colorado

In a back-and-forth, high-scoring game, the Summit High girls’ lacrosse team gave up two last-minute goals to lose 12-10 Wednesday at Thompson Valley.

“I think that we played really well,” SHS head coach Kristin Elliott said afterward. “We came out in the second half very aggressive. We just didn’t pull it out.”

The Tigers never held a lead the entire game, but when Thompson Valley tried to pull away, Summit continually responded.

“It was tied all the way up to that last minute,” Elliott said.

Junior Bri Barto led the Tiger scoring barrage with four goals, while senior Steph Snyder added two of her own.

In the team’s first game since April 8 due to spring break, Elliott was pleased with the way her Tigers performed.

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“It was great to see, because we’d only had two practices since coming back from break then went right into this game,” the coach said. “They came back (after the break) ready to work hard. I was glad to see it.”

Though, the hard work didn’t pay off in a win, the Tigers still received strong performances from a slew of players, including six different goal scorers. In addition to Barto and Snyder, the Tigers also received a goal each from Toria Strassler, Cody Seaboldt, Katie Aceto and Hailey Colvin.

Now, the Tigers (5-3) enter the home stretch of the season with three games from Friday through Wednesday. Elliott isn’t sure exactly what her team needs to do to make the playoffs, but she has a very good idea for what her team needs to improve on. The first thing is to get outside.

“We’re really hoping to get outside and be able to practice on a field this week,” Elliott said, noting that the Tigers have been forced to prepare for each game in the SHS gym. “Then we can really work on some ground balls and things like that that you really can’t work on inside of a gym.”

The Tigers hit the field again on Friday when they play at Denver East at 4:15 p.m.